Susan Shields elected to ACTEC Board of Regents

Graphic showing Susan Shields on project screen of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel annual business meeting on March 3, 2023.

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel has elected Susan B. Shields, a shareholder and tax and family wealth attorney with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, to its Board of Regents. The announcement was made during the College’s annual business meeting on March 3, 2023. ACTEC’s Board of Regents is the governing body of the College.

Shields is an ACTEC Fellow who previously served as the Oklahoma State Chair from 2016 to 2021 and is active in the community and professional legal organizations. She has served on the boards for the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, SpiritBank, and Oklahoma Cleats for Kids. She has also previously served as the president for the Oklahoma Bar Association and as an adjunct professor of law in estate planning and wealth transfer tax at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Shield’s achievements have earned her recognition as a top-ranked private-wealth lawyer in Chambers HNW, the guide to the world’s leading high net worth advisors, as well as recognition in The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, where she has been named to its exclusive “Top 10 Lawyers,” “Top 25 Women Lawyers,” and “Top 50 Oklahoma Lawyers” lists.

Established in 1949, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a national nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors who are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust, and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards.